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As my personal site states: I'm a designer, developer, hardware tinkerer, open source advocate & consumer of dark roast coffee.

I blog about stupid web things (mostly CSS stuff) on my blog uglyduck.ca

Feel free to reach out with any comments, concerns or if you just want to chat!

Haven't touched it for roughly 9 months, but I've finally made some minor tweaks to Vanilla CSS:

vanillacss.com/

Now supports basic dark mode, figure and blockquote cleanups etc.

Ugly Duck :raspberrypi: boosted

Ok, finally got around to doing a page on my site after @uglyduck did his. Been meaning to do one for ages, and that was the push I needed.

kevq.uk/uses/

Very short post about sharing the things (in this case, hardware and software) that we use:

uglyduck.ca/sharing-the-things

I have found it:

linuxmint.com/searchengines/an

Really annoying that something like this is required. Just have it there in the first place (not as default of course) - helpful for switching back and forth as needed.

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Does Linux Mint *really* block the use of Google search as a default in Firefox?

I'm all for privacy respecting options - but as an OS do NOT force my hand. Let your users decide that for themselves.

If anyone knows how to do this, that would be helpful. Seems very odd that I can't... (looked into extensions etc)

Ugly Duck :raspberrypi: boosted

I plan to do a more detailed blog post about it, but I launched a WIP side project to bring the classic Beatrix Potter tales to the web (in a more styled concept)

23tales.netlify.app/

I plan to do a more detailed blog post about it, but I launched a WIP side project to bring the classic Beatrix Potter tales to the web (in a more styled concept)

23tales.netlify.app/

Been a while since I posted *something* on my blog, so:

"PS4 Download UI With Pure CSS"
Recreating the system OS download UI with only

uglyduck.ca/ps4-download-ui/

Small little article that is based on something I built 3 years ago πŸ˜›

"SOMA Inspired Terminal Display with CSS"

uglyduck.ca/soma-terminal-css/

Another website redesign??

"My Changing Opinion on Personal Website Design"

uglyduck.ca/personal-website-o

It just never ends πŸ˜›

Well I slept on it - and the changes are live! Need to go through and make some minor changes to page weights on some sites as well once I have time πŸ‘

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Seriously considering gutting all CSS* off of 1mb.club ... Just feels like the right thing to do.

I'll probably sleep on it before pulling the trigger πŸ˜‰

* I would still keep an extremely minimal "dark mode" query

Surprise! A government grabbing for more censorship power.

β€œBut we would never USE it. We just want the ability to...”

Any changes like this to bill C-10 should be extremely worrisome for all Canadians.

cbc.ca/news/politics/bill-c10-

Not sure why I originally had the project set as "private but I've finally made cookingwith.casa public on Github.

Github: github.com/bradleytaunt/cookin

Built out of a hatred for garbage cooking websites and a good place to house my wife's personal recipes.

Feel free to fork and make your own (it's based on Jekyll)

Want to add some animation "flare" to your buttons without using JavaScript? I've got you covered πŸ˜‰

Shiny, Animated CSS Buttons
uglyduck.ca/shiny-css-buttons/

Posting articles two days in a row?! (Don't worry - this isn't going to be the new normal, I'm far too inconsistent for that :P)

"Create a Mac App Icon with Pure HTML & CSS"

uglyduck.ca/macos-icon-css/

Wrote up a quick post on implementing a very lazy "dark mode" on your website:

uglyduck.ca/lazy-dev-dark-mode

(I currently use this for my own personal blog)

Figured I should start sharing some of my stupid projects here ;)

Writxt is a "platform" to setup your own SMS to blog website

writxt.fun/
Live SMS blog example: writxt.fun/blog/

Switched over to using a window manager (awesome) and it's been pretty fantastic. Not sure if I could ever go back to a regular "desktop" GUI style...

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